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November 15, 2018

About 30 parents showed up to Wednesday’s meeting of the Rocky Mount Prep Board of Trustees to hear updates about the school and to share concerns about high school academics and recent fights at the school.

Crystal Turner, the parent of a 10th-grade student at the school, said…

November 13, 2018

In keeping with a long-standing tradition, students and staff hosted a Veterans Day breakfast on Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School.

The invitation was extended to veterans within the school and parish as well as the broader Rocky Mount community. The pastor of…


November 12, 2018

Edgecombe County Public Schools is of the recipients of a recent round of Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The school district will receive $162,989 to “assist Edgecombe County Public Schools with implementing distance learning labs…

November 10, 2018

The newest charter school in the Twin Counties may be closing soon after its charter was revoked by the state.

Upon the recommendation of the Office of Charter Schools, the State Board of Education voted Nov. 1 to revoke the charter of Global Achievers School, Dave Machado, director of the state…

November 08, 2018

NASHVILLE — As the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education has tabled plans to make staff reductions for now, it is also taking a closer look at new projects presented to it and has tabled at least one of those projects. 

Brian Miller, chief of staff for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools,…

November 06, 2018

NASHVILLE -— Williford Elementary School is officially safe from state takeover for another year, Superintendent Shelton Jefferies told members of the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education on Monday at the November school board meeting.

The State Board of Education met at the end of last week…

November 05, 2018

Some students in Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools spend as much as four hours a day riding school buses.

Some are picked up as early as 5:15 a.m., while others are dropped off as late as 6:33 p.m. 

Of the district’s 16,953 students, 11,832 students ride school buses each day and are…

November 01, 2018

Two political newcomers are vying for the District 6 seat on the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education.

The seat is being vacated by Wayne Doll, who has occupied the seat for several years. When Doll announced his retirement from the board, he threw his support behind Keen Gravely, a man he has known…


October 31, 2018

School board members, area residents and local dignitaries gathered Tuesday at Williford Elementary School for the Williford Education Revitalization Kickoff.

The event was designed to celebrate the changes happening at Williford Elementary and the surrounding community. Williford Elementary…


October 29, 2018

With the help of some cafeteria workers, Senior Beta Club students at Rocky Mount Academy recently served about 200 hotdogs and hamburgers to local first responders at the school’s campus.

The students invited all area first responders to the “Thank You” luncheon. Last…

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